Monday, August 20, 2012

Cool Blog Posts: Kiwi Coercion

Very cool post from my favorite anglophone country, New Zealand here. Under discussion, marginal increases in coercion for including contraception in women on the dole.

It's been a while since I've been to NZ, but I do remember it fondly. In some ways, the Kiwis are more open to voluntary exchanges that we here in the States tend to restrict.

I think if I had to pick a NZ city to live in, it'd be a toss-up between Dunedin and Christchurch. I think Dunedin would end up losing as I imagine driving would be hellish in the winter months.

1 comment:

  1. Christchurch is a bit different now than it was even two years ago... lousy earthquakes. It'll come back in time though. Meanwhile, Napier and Nelson are very nice small towns and Wellington's decent (until it gets its earthquake...)

    Prostitution has been completely legal in NZ since 2005; no particular ill effects from allowing this voluntary trade and some evidence of harm reduction. On the down side, the place has gotten more stickly about alcohol and tobacco.


Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?